Research Centers & Clusters-Engineering Research Accelerator - Carnegie Mellon University

Research Centers & Clusters

Research through the Engineering Research Accelerator is geared toward multidisciplinary projects that involve faculty from two or more departments. The research is organized into centers and clusters.

The current centers and clusters are:

The Research Accelerator administers an undergraduate minor in Engineering Design that includes multiple courses with cross-disciplinary content. Outreach activities include events with 4th graders, 7th – 8th grade girls, and summer undergraduate research. The Research Accelerator awards and administers the Philip and Marsha Dowd Fellowships to graduate students to seed innovative research projects. The Steven J. Fenves Award for Systems Research is also awarded through the Research Accelerator. Additionally, the Research Accelerator administers a large state funded program called the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance (PITA).